Bob Woodward’s second book on Trump’s White House is titled, Rage, and promises to reveal the secret of the “25 personal letters exchanged between [Donald] Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that was not made public before.
In the letters, according to details from Simon & Schuster published on the book’s Amazon page on Wednesday night, “Kim describes the relationship between the two leaders as a ‘fantasy film’, as the two leadership engaged in an extraordinary diplomacy “.
Rage, Fear’s sequel, due out on September 15, its cover showing a close-up of Trump’s face.
Simon & Schuster promises “an unprecedented and intimate tour of initial coverage of the Trump presidency … with great new insights into early national security decisions and operations. as well as the moves of Trump in the face of a global pandemic, economic catastrophe, and racial unrest “.
Woodward, 77, and a veteran Washington Post reporter, made his name with Carl Bernstein in the early 1970s by uncovering the Watergate scandal that caused Richard Nixon to fall.
Fear launched in September 2018 and tops the list of bestsellers. Based on hundreds of interviews with people in the administration, it contains memorable scenes involving senior aides removing papers from the 45th president’s desk, lest he pursue extreme policies. is outlined in it.
Such an incident involves economic adviser Gary Cohn rejecting a proposal to withdraw from a trade agreement with South Korea, a US ally. Trump’s involvement with the totalitarian state in the north has resulted in three meetings with Kim and an exchange of kind words, but no deal on denuclearization and other concerns.
Woodward did not interview Trump for Fear, which the president calls “a work of fiction” by a “liar” with “fake sources”. But in January of this year, the president told Fox News that the two spoke.
“I was interviewed by a very, very good writer and reporter,” Trump said. “I can say Bob Woodward. He said he was doing something and this time I said, “Maybe I’ll sit down.”
Trump is said to have spoken to Woodward more than once and asked senior aides to cooperate. According to the publisher, “what’s not known is that Trump provided Woodward with a window in his mind through a series of exclusive interviews.
“At crucial critical moments, Rage shows how Trump’s response to the 2020 crises stemmed from the instincts, habits, and style he developed during his first three years as a total. system.
“Rage drawn from hundreds of hours of interviews with eyewitnesses, as well as participants’ notes, emails, diaries, calendars and confidential documents.”
Telling the Guardian about the fears, Woodward said he was dedicated to reporting “what really happened” and said: “Too many people have lost their views and become insensitive about Trump.”
“I look at my work,” he said, “show solid evidence of what is going to happen. There are documents, take notes, not only phrases but also where they sit and they meet and this is what happened. Let the political system respond ”.
A follow-up political response to Trump put him in a situation where Nixon had to step down to avoid: an impeachment trial in the Senate, after House Democrats arrested Trump’s efforts to Ukraine offers political opponents.
Trump was acquitted after only one Republican, senator from Utah and 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney, voted to remove him from office.
Since the publication of Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury, the details first revealed by the Guardian in January 2018, books about Trump and his presidency have become a big business. Most recently, former national security adviser John Bolton and Mary L Trump, granddaughter of Trump, published instant bestsellers.
As Trump’s re-election war against Joe Biden draws near – and as the president seeks to undermine the integrity of that election, which would happen under the coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 165,000 people in the US – Woodward’s new book is being eagerly awaited.
Its headlines may stem from a conversation Woodward had with Trump – and the Washington Post’s Bob Costa – at Trump’s hotel in Washington on March 31, 2016.
In response to Woodward’s rebuttal that the Republican party had become a host of “a lot of anger and anger and suffering,” the party’s presidential candidate said: “I carry rage. . I bring out my rage. I always have. I think it’s … I don’t know if it’s property or liability, but whatever it is, I do.
“Finally I bring great solidarity. I’ve had many occasions like this where people hate me more than any human they have ever met. And after it all ended, they were still my friends in the end. And I see it happening here. ”
Four years have passed, with the divided United States as unprecedented, that seems unlikely. The last lines of his last book may remain in the minds of many readers.
John Dowd, a lawyer who worked for the president on Mueller’s investigation into Russian election meddling and the connection between the Trump campaign and Moscow, is one of Woodward’s sources.
Woodward writes: “In the person and in his presidency, Dowd saw the tragic hole.
“In the political back-and-forth duel, evasion, rejection, tweet, eclipse, weeping ‘Fake News’, outrage, Trump has an important issue that Dowd knows but cannot tell himself to. System: “You’re a damn liar.”